PARISHIONERS who had sent their children to St Bridget’s primary school, some from 1959, gathered to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary at a Mass presided by Bishop Terry Curtin with Fr Mark Reynolds concelebrating.
In his homily, Bishop Terry recalled with fond memories, he was parish priest of St Bridget’s for seven of those 60 years.
He reminded the congregation that the school had always been part of the parish community. He happily recalled celebrating Mass on Wednesday mornings with the school children and parishioners worshiping together.
Students, past and present, from the school, proclaimed the readings at Mass and read the Prayers of the Faithful.
At the Mass were former students, their respective families, together with present students, their families and principal Robyn Thomson and staff.
After the Mass, the congregation adjoined to the parish hall for refreshments and be able to view a pictorial history of the school compiled with photos from the school archives and many from families who had preciously kept photos of their children’s times in the school.
Toward the end of the celebration, a cake embossed with an image of the school in its early days (pic below) was cut by the principal in the presence of Bishop Terry and Fr Mark.
The guests were entertained with music, by both present and past students, playing a number of musical instruments.